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Satelight's M3 ~Sono Kuroki Hagane~ TV Anime Gets Manga

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Satelight and Junichi Satō's anime series will premiere on April 21

The May issue of Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade magazine announced on Friday that M3 - Sono Kuroki Hagane, the Satelight anime from director Junichi Satō, anohana writer Mari Okada, and Macross mecha designer Shōji Kawamori, will get a manga adaptation. The manga will be drawn by Kazuomi Minatogawa and premiere in the following issue on April 30.

The anime series' website gives the following story introduction:

There is distorted, deep blackness everywhere. That place, in which blackness swallowed everything and took away everything, has become known as the avidya zone.

Strange beings assume the very form of the despair and chaos of humanity.

They are known by this name: Imashime.

An expedition surveys the avidya zone which consumes human spirits.

So, in the intricate intersection between the present in impending crisis and the destiny of the past … can eight boys and girls, assembled to confront the Imashime, find the bright future that lies before the avidya zone?

The series will premiere on April 21 and stars Ayumu Murase as Heito Isaku, Kotori Koiwai as Sasame Izuriha, Misato Fukuen as Maamu Yuzuki, Sayuri Yahagi as Raika Kasumi, Tetsuya Kakihara as Minashi Maki, Tomoaki Maeno as Iwato Namito, Yōko Hikasa as Emiru Hazaki, and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Akashi Saginuma.

Junichi Satō (Sailor Moon, Kaleido Star, Aria franchise) is directing the project at the studio Satelight (Macross Frontier, Bodacious Space Pirates), and Mari Okada (anohana, Nagi no Asukara) is in charge of the scripts. Shōji Kawamori (Macross franchise, Cyber Formula franchise) is working on the mecha designs.

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